Shannon Stevenson

Shannon Stevenson

Assistant Professor, clinical track


Shannon Morris  Stevenson is an assistant professor, clinical track and joined the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in 2021. Prior to her time at Emory, Dr.  Stevenson was an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Texas  Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Her clinical background includes labor and delivery, antepartum, and mother/baby nursing. She earned a Doctorate of  Education in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University  (2021) where she was a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar from 2016-2018. Dr.  Stevenson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health and Society (2011) as  well as a Masters in Nursing in nurse-midwifery (2013) from Vanderbilt  University. Her research interests include the transition to parenthood, the  use of simulation in nursing education, and how to foster a culture of  academic integrity in nursing programs.

Areas of Expertise

Maternal Health
Teaching And Learning
Maternal And Infant Health Midwifery


Stevenson, S.M., Flannigan, K., Willey, A, & Kaur, T. (2023). Exploring factors that contribute to nursing students’ willingness to report peer academic integrity violations. Nursing Education Perspectives 11(4).

Stevenson S.M., & Svoboda J. (2021) Transforming simulation into a virtual learning experience for undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(7), 424.

Svoboda, J., & Stevenson, S.M. (2021). Preparing nursing students to explore evidence-based practice using technology during a pandemic. Journal of Nursing Education, 60(6), 364


Dr. Stevenson teaches in the pre-licensure  program. She believes in creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment for all students. Discussion is always encouraged and her goal is  to allow students to learn through a variety of methods to meet their style  and needs.


Dr. Stevenson is looking forward to expanding her program of research to study the transition to parenthood and how nurses can ease that transition through evidence-based education and support. Her research background includes quantitative methods and instrument design. Dr. Stevenson also has interest in studying the needs of the 21st century nursing student and exploring teaching methods that prepare future nurses for the changing landscape of healthcare.


UTMB School of Nursing Estalee Price Discretionary Award, 2020
Teachers College Dean’s Grant for Student Research, 2020
UTMB School of Nursing Alice Caroline Brown Research for Nursing Award, 2017
Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar 2016-2018
Labor Nurse of the Year- Awarded by the OB/GYN residents of Houston Methodist Hospital, 2016